The coursework for pre-medicine is general chemistry (two semesters), organic chemistry (two semesters), physics (two semesters), general zoology/biology (one semester), genetics, comparative anatomy, developmental biology, histology or cell biology (one semester), English (three semesters), and psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, humanities, foreign language, or a combination thereof (three semesters). Additional study in the social sciences, humanities, mathematics (calculus is recommended), fine arts, computer science, English, biology and chemistry is encouraged. One of three degree programs are recommended for students:
- Biology major/chemistry minor
- Chemistry major/biology minor
- Biology-Chemistry interdisciplinary major
The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) must be taken no later than the summer of the year in which the application is filed. Applications must be submitted approximately one year in advance of the desired admission date. The minimum GPA required is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and the minimum MCAT score is 7 or 493 in the new MCAT. These are the minimum scores needed. Admission to medical school is highly competitive and the average scores of those who are admitted to the schools are significantly higher than these minimums.
SE has a pre-professional advisory committee for premedical students. All students with the intention of entering medical or osteopathy school should have a member of the pre-professional advisory committee as an advisor. The members of the committee are:
- Dr. Loide Wasmund, Department of Chemistry, Computer and Physical Sciences, chair
- Dr. Diane Dixon, Department of Biological Sciences
- Dr. Teresa Golden, Department of Biological Sciences
- Dr. Steve McKim, Department of Chemistry, Computer and Physical Sciences
- Dr. Tim Smith, Department of Chemistry, Computer and Physical Sciences
- Dr. Ning Wu, Department of Biological Sciences
Responsibilities of the committee include:
- Interviewing and verifying qualifications for all potential candidates to medical or osteopathy school.
- Writing letters of recommendation for qualified applicants. A student must have a grade point average of 3.00 or higher and an MCAT score of 7 or higher in order to receive a letter of recommendation from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
- Advising of students in pre-professional programs.
- Tracking, analyzing, and disseminating student performance as an undergraduate, on the MCAT, and in professional schools
Many of SE students apply to the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine or Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. If you would like more information about OU College of Medicine click here. If you would like more information about OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine click here.